Archive | April 2015

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How To Determine A Healthy Blend Of Topsoil

Topsoil should not contain too much clay or have an acidic pH. You existing soil can be tested to detect mineral levels and overall health. First, what is topsoil? Is it different from garden soil? Why is it important? Topsoil is the outmost layer of earth. Usually it will stretch anywhere from the top two […]

ON THE ROAD WITH LAM, MAY 2015

Find the LAM staff out and about in May: May 3–7 Lightfair International, New York City…read more

The Benefits of Using Landscaping Materials for a Great Outdoor Space

All designers need variety and cost effective options. Landscaping materials can fulfill this need as you create the perfect outdoor space. What is the more important choice you will make for you outdoor space? Will it be the furniture? Is it the water feature? Is it the bar? All of these components will really enhance […]

AT THE WALKER, OSLUND + BLAISSE

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is getting an overhaul to improve its environmental performance and create new areas for commissioned works of art, thanks to the Walker Art Center and the city’s Park…read more

Tips on How to Apply Mulch

Pick the right mulch for you then spread an even layer around your garden. Replace it every few years and your garden will thrive. Before you apply mulch, you have pick and purchase the right mulch. To figure out the right variety for your purposes, ask yourself what you need the mulch to do. Do […]

Net Zero Water & Landscape Architecture

I just hosted an event where twenty-five people watched a video of a flushing toilet and gave it a standing ovation. Granted, I live near Hollywood in Los Angeles, but this was not a showing…read more

What Are the Uses of Gravel

Gravel is widely used for industrial and personal projects. It is an integral component of concrete and outdoor design alike. Gravel is found everywhere in the United States from the traditional parking lot to your beautifully designed home garden. It is used to build homes and highways as well as make concrete, mortar and plaster. […]